Green Veg. Pizza

Ingredients:

Pizza Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 bowl spinach (finely chopped & washed)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp sugar (optional)

Toppings:

  • 2 pizza base
  • 2 button mushrooms (thin slices)
  • 2-3 Black olives chopped
  • ½ green capsicum (diced)
  • ½ cup paneer (diced)
  • ½ cup chopped & washed spinach
  • 1 cube processed cheese (grated)
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Oregano
  • Chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat butter in a pan, add plain flour stir & cook for sometime till it gets light pink. Add chopped spinach & cook for 1 min. Now add milk and stir continuously till it gets cooked and of thick consistency. Finally add salt, sugar, pepper powder and oregano. Mix well and keep it in a bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan and add chopped paneer, capsicum, salt, chili flakes and oregano. Stir for sometime and keep it in a separate bowl.
  3. On pizza base spread prepared sauce evenly and sprinkle processed & mozzarella cheese on that.
  4. Then arrange toppings of mushrooms, paneer, capsicum, spinach and olives. Sprinkle some more cheese on that and finally oregano and chili flakes on top.
  5. Put it on a baking tray and bake it in preheated oven for 8-10 mins on 220°C.
  6. Serve hot with soft drinks.
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Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples – chopped in cubes – with skin
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • ½ cup wheat flakes – crushed coarsely with hand
  • ½ cup corn flakes – crushed coarsely with hand
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 8-9 chopped almonds
  • 1-2 tbsp softened butter

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix chopped apples and sugar. Mix well till the sugar melts.
  2. In a pan, heat oatmeal and wheat flour for 5 min. Stir continuously.
  3. In another bowl, add oatmeal mixture, almonds, wheat flakes, corn flakes, brown sugar and butter. Mix them properly with hand.
  4. In a greased baking tray, place apples in bottom and lay the mixture on the top of the apples. Press evenly. Sprinkle some butter on top.
  5. Bake it for 20 minutes at 200°C.
  6. Serve warm (Can be served with ice-cream also)

Source : I had seen this recipe on a cookery show on ETV.

Eggless Chocolate-Walnut cake (in microwave)

Ingredients:
1¾ cup maida (plain flour)
6 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp eating soda
¾ cup vegetable oil / refined oil
1 cup curd (nor sour)
1¼ cup ground sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
1 cup milk with 1 tsp coffee and 2 tsp drinking chocolate mixed in it
½ cup walnuts pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1¾ cup maida (plain flour)
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp eating soda
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil / refined oil
  • 1 cup curd (nor sour)
  • 1¼ cup ground sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk with 1 tsp coffee and 2 tsp drinking chocolate mixed in it
  • ½ cup walnuts pieces
Method:
  1. Sieve the dry ingredients viz. maida, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda for 2-3 times.
  2. In a deep bowl, mix oil, curd, sugar and vanilla essence. Beat well with beater. Then add flour mixture and mix properly.
  3. Now add the coffee-chocolate milk and beat again well.
  4. Ensure that the mixture has a loose consistency.
  5. Add walnut pieces and mix them gently.
  6. Grease a round or square microwave-proof vessel. Pour the mixture in it and pour some walnut pieces on top.
  7. Microwave this for 10 minutes on high power. Standing time 10 minutes.
  8. Allow it to cool completely before unmolding it.

Pineapple upside-down cake

Ingredients:

  • 60 gm white butter
  • 30 gm brown sugar
  • 6-7 tinned pineapple slices – (drained)
  • 130 gm condensed milk
  • 100 gm plain flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp eating soda
  • 50 gm pineapple stock (stock of approx 2 pineapple slices with little syrup)
  • 2-3 drops of Pineapple essence
  • Water as required

 Method:

  • In a small bowl mix 30 gm butter & 30 gm brown sugar properly. Spread it in the cake tin evenly.
  • Place the pineapple slices on that butter spread properly.

 

  • Mix and sieve plain flour, baking powder & soda separately.
  • Now in a deep bowl mix remaining butter & condensed milk and beat it with hand beater. Then add flour mixture and mix well. (You can add water if required). Then add pineapple stock & pineapple essence & beat for sometime.

  • Pour the mixture over the pineapple pieces placed in the tin. Bake it in a preheated oven on 180 °C for 35-40 mins.
  • Unmould the cake after 5 min. Serve hot with ice-cream. 

Quick Bread Pizza

Ingredients: 

  • 4-5 bread slices
  • 1-2 slices of cheese
  • 1 cheese cube (grated)
  • Butter as required

 For topping mixture: 

  • Half capsicum – finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato – finely chopped
  • ½ cup corn kernel – boiled
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste 

Method:

  1. Cut the bread slices into round or any other different shapes you like.
  2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for topping and stir properly.
  3. Spread butter on both the sides of the bread slice. Place the cheese slice on that & and above that, place the prepared topping mixture. Finally sprinkle some grated cheese & pepper powder on top.
  4. Place the prepared slices on baking tray & bake it in a preheated oven for 10 mins on 200°C.
  5. Serve with any mocktails.

Baked Palak Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 bwls Palak ( chopped & washed)
  • 1 bwl cooked rice
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic-chilli paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5-6 button mushrooms
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 cubes grated cheese

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan add ginger-garlic-chilli paste & onion and fry for sometime. Then add palak, salt and 3-4 finely chopped mushrooms. Mix well & cook till its done well.
  2. In the cooked rice add butter & coriander leaves and mix well.
  3. In a microwave proof greased plate make layer of rice then add palak mixture on the rice. Then make layer of grated cheese and sliced mushrooms on top. Spread some butter on the mushrooms.
  4. Put it in a oven on 250°C for 10 mins.
  5. Serve hot with soup.

Hot & Spicy Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled spaghetti and fussili
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tsp chilly-ginger paste
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • ½ tbsp corn flour (mixed with some water)
  • ½ tsp chilly flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp butter/ghee
  • 2 cheese cubes
  • Other boiled vegetables like capsicum and French beans (optional)

Method:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave butter for 30 seconds. Add onions, garlic and chilly-ginger paste and microwave it for 3 minutes on high power.
  2. Add tomato and microwave it for 2 minutes.
  3. Add corn flour liquid, some water, sugar and all the spices and herbs mentioned above. Microwave it for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add pasta, vegetables and tomato ketchup, mixing them well and microwave it further for 1 minute.
  5. Add grated cheese on the top and bake it in a pre-heated oven (on convection mode) at 200°C for 6-7 minutes.
  6. Serve it hot, accompanying it with fruit juice or beverages.